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Atacama & Uyuni

Chile - Bolivia

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Atacama & Uyuni

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LAGUNA RAMADITAS

Ramaditas
Hike
Easy
Half-day

We walking bordering the Ramaditas Lagoon (called so given the branching of nearby roads), until we get to the canyon that meets the trails...

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LAGUNA RAMADITAS
Hike
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We walk bordering the Ramaditas Lagoon, until we get to the canyon that meets the trails along the lagoon. We are surrounded by the Andean landscape. Different birds like eaglets, flamingos, and andean gulls can be sighted, among other vestiges and whispers of Altiplano fauna.
    * Exploration exclusive for programs of 10 nights or more.

LAGUNA HONDA

Ramaditas
Hike
Moderate
Full-day

We walk from our Mountain Home up to the Honda Lagoon. The slope towards the lagoon will make us explore the inner passes...

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LAGUNA HONDA
Hike
Moderate
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We walk from our Mountain Home up to the Honda Lagoon. The slope towards the lagoon will make us explore the inner passes of the surrounding hills. The flora changes as we go up and yareta moss can be seen in the hills, in contrast with the arid landscapes of the Atacama- Ramaditas route.
    * Exploration exclusive for programs of 10 nights or more.

LAS CATEDRALES

Ramaditas
Hike
Advanced
Full-day

We walk from the east of the Pastos Grandes Lagoon, crossing current refuges of Altiplano shepherds and vestiges of abandoned posts...

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LAS CATEDRALES
Hike
Advanced
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We walk from the east of the Pastos Grandes Lagoon, crossing current refuges of Altiplano shepherds and vestiges of abandoned posts. We come close to the Catedrales, an ignimbrite geological formation uniquely shaped by years of erosion and Andean winds. Some vicuñas and a large number of vizcachas inhabit the area, and we will be able to see tracks of pumas and Andean cats.
    * Exploration exclusive for programs of 10 nights or more.

LAS APACHETAS

Chituca
Hike
Easy
Full-day

We head to Ikala, the "Hidden Village ", an abandoned village with adobe houses, built with Incan influence. Wandering around the streets...

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LAS APACHETAS
Hike
Easy
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We head to Ikala, the "Hidden Village ", an abandoned village with adobe houses, built with Incan influence. Wandering around the streets we find and old church and get a glimpse of what life meant to these people. We continue through the trail of the apachetas rock mounts, stones that signaled and guided shepherds; as we gain height, we get a view of the hills that surround the area. Along the hike we will get information about the culture and history of Andean people.
    * Exploration exclusive for programs of 10 nights or more.

JAWINCHA

Chituca
Hike
Advanced
Full-day

We walk from the hidden village of Ikala to the Jawincha Valley. Along the way we cross ancient shepherds’ settlements and refuges...

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JAWINCHA
Hike
Advanced
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We walk from the hidden village of Ikala to the Jawincha Valley. Along the way we cross ancient shepherds’ settlements and refuges, as well as quinoa crops. We will also visit a site with petroglyphs and pictographs, vestiges of ancient Andean peoples.
    * Exploration exclusive for programs of 10 nights or more.

TRAYECTO CHITUCA – UYUNI

Chituca - Lodge Uyuni
Hike
Easy
Full-day

Before heading to Uyuni, we hike up the hills to get a broader view of the surroundings, of the vegetation and of quinoa crops...

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TRAYECTO CHITUCA – UYUNI
Hike
Easy
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    Before heading to Uyuni, we hike up the hills to get a broader view of the surroundings, of the vegetation and of quinoa crops.
    We make a stop at San Pedro de Quemes, a village with a marked division between rundown rock buildings and a new area. We then head to Las Galaxias, a grotto with peculiar formations resulting from the emptying of the Uyuni Salt Flat.
    We have lunch in the middle of the Uyuni Salt Flat. We walk along one of the islands in the salt flat, the Pescado Island, a formation with typical Altiplano vegetation which we climb in the middle of the Uyuni Salt Flat to admire its immensity.

PASTORES

Lodge Uyuni
Hike
Easy
Half-day

This exploration borders the salt flat to reach a shepherds’ area and watch herds of llamas, sheep, and goats. We get to watch estancias...

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PASTORES
Hike
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    This exploration borders the salt flat to reach a shepherds’ area and watch herds of llamas, sheep, and goats. We get to watch estancias and rest areas, some of which are old and others in use at present. A contemplative walk that gazes the rural lifestyles of Andean area’s locals.

CHILTAICO

Lodge Uyuni
Hike
Easy
Full-day

We visit the Pukará, a rock stronghold that used to serve as protection for Andean villages. We then descend through the community trail...

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CHILTAICO
Hike
Easy
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We visit the Pukará, a rock stronghold that used to serve as protection for Andean villages. We then descend through the community trail with views to the salt flat and cross crop and grazing lands. During the crop season, we can see crops of quinoa, fava beans, carrots, onions, and potatoes.

QHAPAQ ÑAN

Lodge Uyuni
Hike
Moderate
Full-day

This hike crosses an old trail marked by apacheta rocks that connects two villages. We will be surrounded by Andean wildlife and watch...

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QHAPAQ ÑAN
Hike
Moderate
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    This hike crosses an old trail marked by apacheta rocks that connects two villages. We will be surrounded by Andean wildlife and watch species such as llamas, vicuñas, sheep, and even foxes or pumas. The trail is currently abandoned, but it has existed since Inca and even pre-Inca times.

QUEÑOA

Lodge Uyuni
Hike
Advanced
Full-day

We take our 4-wheel drive vehicle to a viewpoint at the Tunupa Volcano. From there, we walk bordering the southeast hillside, with broad...

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QUEÑOA
Hike
Advanced
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We take our 4-wheel drive vehicle to a viewpoint at the Tunupa Volcano. From there, we walk bordering the southeast hillside, with broad views to the Uyuni Salt Flat and the villages around it. The road is harsh, crossing through rock formations and queñoa forests, a tree that grows at high altitude areas. We drive through some complex sections and difficult crossings.

ISLA PESCADO

Lodge Uyuni
Hike
Moderate
Half-day

We will walk across one of the salt flat’s largest islands. A prominent formation with typical Altiplano vegetation to which we climb...

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ISLA PESCADO
Hike
Moderate
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We will walk across one of the salt flat’s largest islands. A prominent formation with typical Altiplano vegetation to which we climb in the middle of the Uyuni Salt Flat. Gazing towards the horizon gives us a sense of vastness. The typical sound of salt extends below the vast landscape at our feet.